It's time for another challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. This week the challenge is "Heat Wave," make a project, using at least one Cricut cut, and something that shows summer heat, such as sunglasses, flip flops, a cool treat, etc... Don't forget to run over and link up your project for the chance to win a great prize from one of our wonderful sponsors.
This week, I used the Simply Charmed, Groovy Times, and Best of 2012 (or Forever Young) cartridges to make this "Very Cool" card. I thought it would be cute to put some sunglasses on my little popsicle. Then I stamped the sentiment on the piece I cut using the Groovy Times cartridge. I used a navy gelly roll pen to add some faux stitching, then added some black rhinestones on the corners to balance the card.
I bought this great (really I bought a bunch of great) embossing folders that I found on sale for $1.97 each!!!! This one was the one that I wanted to use the most, so I decided that the best thing to go along with a tree would be some little birds. I embossed the tree, and colored it using my decorating chalks and pastel chalk pencils. Then I cut out the birds using my Create A Critter cartridge. The scallop on the bottom is a leftover cut from Pretty Pendants, which I stamped "On your special day." I thought this would make a super cute card for a wedding, engagement, or anniversary. I punched the heart using an old punch that I had, sorry I don't remember. I really like how it turned out and I love how the chalk colors all blend together so well.
Cricut: Create A Critter and Pretty Pendants
Paper: Recollections cardstock and scraps from my stash
Stamp: Stampabilities - Card Phrases 2012
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cuttlebug: Leafy Tree by Darice
Pens: Zig-pure yellow, brown and pink gelly roll
Chalks: Decorating Chalks by Craft-t Products & Pastel Chalk Pencils by Generals
Other: Heart Punch
Bitten by the bug 2
Hiding in the Craft Room
Craftin Desert Divas
Little Scrap Pieces
It's challenge time again, over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog!!! This week the challenge is "Cool Treats," you create a yummy, cool, summer treat project. Hop on over to FCCB to link up your project. This weeks sponsor, CRI-Kits, was nice enough to let us use their product for our DT project. I have to say that I had never used a pen or marker in my Cricut before, but now I'm hooked. I love that I was able to draw my watermelon and title, and cut them out exactly. The biggest reason that I don't use many stamps is that I hate having to cut the out, this gave me the best of both worlds. I still got to color it in, but didn't have take all that time cutting all the little bity pieces out. It's wonderful!!!
For my Berry Sweet card, I drew and cut out the watermelon and title using the Cricut and the CRI-Kit black pen. Then I colored them in using my BIC markers (like I said, I don't stamp much, so I don't have any Copics). Then I used my Cuttlebug and the Spots and Dots folder to emboss the background paper, used some chevron washi tape to add a border and some pink cardstock to finish the background. I added the watermelon to the background then added the title using foam tape. I really like how it turned out and I learned a new technique that I am sure to use a lot more in the future.
This is a quick and easy thank you card that, I think, would be perfect for anyone. I cut the scallop design using Cricut Craft Room Basics, then stamped "Thank You" in the center. I used my blender pen and some Stampin Up ink to fill in the letters, making a watercolor effect, which I love. Then I outlined the scallop and the letters using a black gel pen. Then I put it all together. The glitter back ground paper is beautiful and makes this card. I did lift the scallop using foam tape to give it some depth and added the black rhinestones to add a bit more sparkle.
Cricut: Craft Room Basics
Paper: Recollections cardstock and Everyday Moments paper pad.
Stamp: Inkadinkado All Occasions
Ink: Stampin Up Taken with Teal and a blender pen (blender pend used on the "thank" part)
Die Cuttin Divas
My Craft Spot
The Paper Girls
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog